Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
(Students beginning Fall 2013 forward.)
Information Technology spans organizational information systems, application technologies, software methods and technologies, and systems infrastructure. It focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies and resources. The M.S. in Information Technology is a 36 credit-hour program
A graduate with an M.S. in Information Technology will have the ability to: (1) communicate information technology concepts, designs, and solutions effectively and professionally; (2) apply knowledge of information technology to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems; (3) use software development tools, software systems, and modern computing platforms; and (4) use current technologies and tools and apply best practices to develop real-world solutions (e.g., applications, deployments, etc.).
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
This program is designed for students with undergraduate majors in science, math, engineering, or business. In addition, applicants must have knowledge of structured programming in a modern high-level language as well as assembly language and computer organization. Applicants who do not have an adequate background may be required to take one or more of the following 500-level graduate courses during the first two terms of the student’s program.
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Curriculum for the M.S. in Information Technology
The M.S. in Information Technology is offered with three concentrations.
1. Application Development
3. System Administration
Student must complete four core courses (twelve credits), one concentration (nine credits), and fifteen elective credits. Core courses, concentrations, and electives are listed below. If the thesis option is elected, students take nine credits of elective and six credits of thesis. Plans for the thesis option must be made with and approved by the program office.
Application Development Concentration, Curriculum Courses (three credits each)
Database Concentration, Curriculum Courses (three credits each)
System Administration Concentration, Curriculum Courses (three credits each)
Students may select from any course at the school with prefix MMIS or MCIS, except MMIS 501, 610, 620, 630, 653, or 661.